Mature native trees are a highly valued asset in both built and natural area landscapes. Adding new plants and maintaining existing plants within the shade and root zone of large trees can present challenges for the trees and companion plantings alike. Misunderstandings about mature trees and their roots often leads to stress or death of trees intended for preservation. This talk will cover practical and sustainable methods for improving the long-term success for the trees and surrounding landscape.
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Speaker: Christina Pfeiffer
Horticulture Consultant and Educator
Christina is a Seattle-based author, educator, and consultant who has enjoyed a long career in landscape horticulture. She brings practical experience and attention to current research in her presentations. Tuned to the art and science of horticulture, her work centers on sustainable techniques and timing that tap into the cycle of the seasons so that our efforts become more of an enjoyable experience and less of a battle. Christina regularly speaks for local groups and public programs including the UW Botanic Gardens, Master Gardeners, PlantAmnesty, Cascade Water Alliance, and the NW Flower & Garden Festival. Earlier in her career, she led landscape management efforts at the Washington Park Arboretum and the Holden Arboretum. She’s been a pruning instructor at Edmonds College for over 16 years. She holds degrees in horticulture from Michigan State and the University of Washington and is an ISA Certified Arborist®.